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What to expect at the ultimate festival, Tropicalia

Rebecca Aguila, Staff Writer

October 14, 2018


Filed under Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Music

Among the many music festivals that happen in Southern California, Tropicalia Music and Taco Festival is welcoming a wide variety of upcoming artists and bands to perform this year. The two-day music festival will take place in the city of Long Beach on Nov. 3 - 4 at the Queen Mary. There are upcoming...

Three new horror releases for this spooky season

Alison Hernandez, Online editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

It’s October, which means Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to prepare for this horrific holiday season than by checking out these latest horror films out in theaters later this month.   Halloween, Oct. 19   The classic movie gets a continuation in this 2...

‘Virtual Self’ brought fans an extraordinary night of technic-Utopia

‘Virtual Self’ brought fans an extraordinary night of technic-Utopia

Elizabeth Corcoles, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

DJ Porter Robinson, who played as his alias, Virtual Self, brought many of his old fans and new fans together for an extraordinary night of technic-Utopia and storytelling visuals. Virtual Self exceeded all expectations and left fans in awe with stunning visuals and re-mixes of his five track EP. The...

Beyoncé and Jay-Z perform the ultimate show

Marilyn Parra

September 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

“On the Run Il” proved that Beyoncé and Jay-Z are deeper in love than ever before. The concert was an ode of love and heartbreak, with visual interludes showing the ups and downs of their relationship. The Carters played at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on Sunday with the attendance of over 60,000 fans....

Velvateens rising recognition in the backyard scene

Velvateens rising recognition in the backyard scene

Rebecca Aguila, Staff writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Cerritos College alumni Jacob Jimenez, gives the audience a hardcore tune with his newly-created band entitled Velvateen. The garage rock band creates this raw and classic rock-and-roll sound, with only two people in the band. Jimenez, guitar player and lead singer, and drummer Mark Jarrett, have...

Mac Miller Will Remain a Legend

Guadalupe Zaragoza

September 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music

Producer and rapper Mac Miller, 26, was found dead on Sept. 7 from an apparent drug overdose in his San Fernando home in Studio City, CA.Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'SCZ20MNFQmBoWFi9Ulbbwg',sig:'_LZfsqx41yfHxs26vqd3i76qKXgj5TExfo_HYTIS9kE=',w:'594px',h:...

Upcoming gigs in the Los Angeles area

Elizabeth Corcoles, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Veteran and new concert goers, be prepared for these concerts coming to Southern California. The experience is sure to create a memorable night. Here are some upcoming concerts: First and foremost, Phoenix, the indie-pop band from Versailles, France, are continuing their five day residency at th...

The Frights’ ‘Hypochondriac’ is effortlessly mediocre

Elizabeth Corcoles, Arts & Entertainment Editor

August 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

http://gty.im/940815730 The Frights' new album “Hypochondriac,” released Aug. 24 offers its listeners a darker, angsty and cleaner sound as far as production. The album clearly holds the element of vulnerability, somber and distraught, but the album shows minimal signs of growth. Although...

The Sweet Return of a Pop Icon

Tiara White, Staff Writer

August 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

The release of her fourth studio album, "Sweetener", marks a new era in Ariana Grande's life. http://gty.im/1020458674 This new era is not only marked by a more mature sound, but also by a greater emphasis on stunning visuals. The incentive for this transition was the Manchester shooting that...

Death Cab for Cutie’ Thank You for Today’ will make you miss home

Karen Miramontes, Staff Writer

August 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Death Cab for Cutie's ninth studio album, "Thank You for Today," should be recognized by its rare and relatable indie-pop songwriting by vocalist, Benjamin Gibbard as he expresses nostalgia, loss and new beginnings. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(f...

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